My Approach to Helping
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with masters degrees in social work and child development. I have extensive experience working with adults and children facing a wide range of behavioral health issues. My view of counseling is that sometimes people get "stuck" at some point in their development and my job is to help them develop the tools to start moving forward again. I am energized by finding resources and solutions to empower my clients.
More Info About My Practice
I do not work with insurance companies
Fees: I accept cash, checks, and credit cards.
My rates are $100.00 - $150.00 per session.
I DO NOT ACCEPT any insurance but am happy to provide a receipt to you if your insurance company is one that will reimburse for out of network therapists.
I offer a 10-15 minute consultation either by phone or face to face. The purpose of a consultation is for you to learn about me and what it will be like to work with me. During this time we will not discuss the particular issues you would like to work on in counseling, those topics will be explored after we have decided to work together.
Please note: if you cancel your first intake and reschedule it, you will be referred out if you cancel the intake a second time. This is due to the high need for therapy.
My Role as a Therapist
My role is to help clients who are "stuck" get unstuck. I perceive the client to be an expert about his or her life (or children) and my role is to help the client develop tools for coping with the issue.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Sessions are generally 50 minutes. Clients are typically seen once or twice a week in the beginning,less frequently as therapy progresses. The number of sessions depends on what the client's current needs are. It depends on the nature of the issue and the goals of therapy. Some clients have a very specific problem that can be worked through in a relatively short period of time. For others, counseling is an on-going learning process and they choose to receive counseling for a longer period.